Top 10 Birthday Traditions Around the World

Different countries adopt different methods to wish their birthday-mates. Here is a list of such birthday traditions around the world. Also, wherever I have mentioned 'you' or 'your', it refers to the person having their birthday.

The Top Ten

1 All birthdays are celebrated on New Year’s Day (Vietnam)

Celebrating birthdays in different time periods is a decadent bourgeois tradition. Your birthday is OUR birthday, as stated in the manifesto. - Bolshoy_Brat

To think of all the ridiculous things countries do under the name of communism - styLIShT

What? Why not the actual day you are born?

That's plain ridiculous - Metal_Treasure

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2 Eating noodles to promote your long life (China)

Whenever we eat at Chinatowns during an elderly relative's birthday, noodles are ALWAYS served. (We're Chinese)

Though some people do this everyday - styLIShT

3 Being lifted up and down on a chair (Israel)

I just hope they don't do it to the elderly. Or the obese. - PositronWildhawk

4 A pull on your earlobe for each year you’ve lived (Brazil)
5 A mixture of rice yogurt and coloring wiped on your forehead for good luck (Nepal)
6 A birthday pie with a greeting carved into its crust (Russia)

Heh, I remembered doing this during my cousin's birthday. - Bolshoy_Brat

This sounds great. - Metal_Treasure

7 A song and dance with a friend in front of your class at school (Norway)

That's just bound to be embarrassing for everyone involved. - PositronWildhawk

8 Getting your face coated with flour by friends and family (Jamaica)
9 Greasing your nose with butter or margarine (Canada)

I'm a Canadian, & I have never heard of that, in my whole life. - clusium

Same as clusium - I've never heard of that. I can only guess - probably in some tribes of Aboriginal /Native people. - Metal_Treasure

10 Flying flags outside your window (Denmark)

The Contenders

11 Birthday spankings (Canada)
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1. Eating noodles to promote your long life (China)
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3. Being lifted up and down on a chair (Israel)


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